1999年夏天的尾巴，十三岁的晾影遇上与隔壁女人偷情的修车厂的小伙子蚂蚁。在跟随蚂蚁疯狂玩闹的夏日里，瘫痪在床的姥姥成了累赘，直到因为自己的疏忽让姥姥尿了床的时候，晾影才发现姥姥那日渐萎缩的肌肉，和自己蓬勃生长着的身体是多么的不一样。夏天即将过去，晾影渐渐喜欢上了蚂蚁，在黄昏的海滩上，晾影希望他也能把自己当成一个“女人”看待，可蚂蚁却从不肯多看她一眼。晾影一气之下用钥匙将蚂蚁和女人反锁在家，致使蚂蚁被女人的丈夫发现，无奈离开了小城。姥姥突然去世了，在太平间抱着她带着余温的脖子，晾影悲哀地发现死亡和长大一样，不是一瞬间，而是一个过程。蚂蚁曾对她说，有人预言1999年是世界末日，2000年根本就不会有，可晾影却在跨年夜里，等来了腾空而升的烟火。生命在世纪的更迭中此消彼长，好似已经结束，好似刚刚开始。 The story began in the late summer of 1999. Liang Ying ,the thirteen year’s old girl met the young man Ma Yi, who had affairs with the woman next to her house.During the crazy summer days with Ma Yi，Liang Ying regarded her paralytic grandma as a burden. However, it began dawn on Liang Ying when her action leads to grandma’s bed-wetting. She was astonished by the great difference between these weaken muscles and her growing body.As summer passing by, Liang Ying is gradually falling in love with Ma Yi. In the seashore, Liang Ying hope Ma Yi could ever treat her as a woman however he is reluctant to see her even one more time.Liang Ying locked Ma Yi and his amour out of anger. As a consequence, they were uncovered by this woman’s husband and Ma had to leave the town.Grandma left her suddenly. Cuddling her grandma’s neck in her arms，she could still felt the temperature of the remaining. It occurs to her that death has no difference with growth, because they are process rather than a moment.Ma Yi once told her that someone has predicted that 1999 is the end of the world, namely there is no new era while Liang Ying watched the fireworks in the New Year’s Eve. The life cherished its waxing and waning. It seems that either everything has finished or just start.